Fisheries Management: A Manual for Still-Water Coarse Fisheries

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Wiley, May 10, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 416 pages
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Fisheries Management is a beautifully-produced full colour guide tothe management of still-water coarse fisheries. Carefully compiledby three leading specialists, who each draw on many years’experience, this book is an essential purchase for all still watercoarse fisheries managers. The correct management of still watersand their fisheries is vital to ensure environmental protection andan appropriate level of stocking densities of healthy fish. Thisnew book provides the reader with the necessary information toachieve these goals.

The book's first part covers the ecology of still waters andincludes succinct and user-friendly information on physical andchemical processes, nutrient cycles, energy movements, trophiclevels, bacteria, plants, invertebrates, fish, disease-causingorganisms, mammals and birds.

Part two provides in depth, but easily assimilated cutting edgeinformation, on how a still-water fishery should be set up,developed and successfully managed. Coverage includes development,preparation and construction; stock assessment and invertebratesurvey; control of water quality, aquatic plants, erosion,predators and nuisance species; management of the impact of climatechange; fish disease and biosecurity; control of fishingactivities, fish nutrition, fishery enhancement and conditionimprovement, and general administration.

The final part of this excellent manual covers legal and socialframeworks including general and environmental legislation, directfisheries-related legislation, and agencies and organizations.

Fisheries Management provides fishery managers with aninvaluable, practical tool which none should be without. Studentsstudying fisheries biology, fisheries management and aquaticsciences will find this a very useful learning resource, as willall those who are considering buying or building and setting uplakes for fisheries. All libraries in universities, researchestablishments and government agencies where fisheries andbiological sciences are studied and taught should have copies ofthis landmark publication on their shelves.

  • Editor and authors with many years’ practicalexperience
  • Vital and commercially important information for fisheriesmanagers
  • A useful reference source for upper level students andacademics
  • Covers an important multi-million pound industry across manycountries

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About the author (2010)

Ash Girdler runs the AGA Group, one of the UK's largestfishery management consultancies and practitioners, with acontracting arm carrying out habitat creation and restorationamongst a wide variety of related disciplines, from a 70 acreaquatic nursery and fish farming base in Norfolk, UK.

Ian Wellby runs Blueroof Ltd, a consultancy specialisingin fisheries management, as well as teaching at various colleges inthe UK.

Robin Welcomme served with the Inland Fisheries andAquaculture Service of FAO for 30 years and eventually came to headthe unit. He is now Visiting Researcher with Imperial College, UK,working on inland fisheries, and is Honorary Secretary of theInstitute for Fisheries Management.

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